Well, here we are again, at the beginning of the most celebrated month of the year.
December has to its credit, the beginning of winter on the 21st of the month and Christmas Eve and Christmas on the 24th and 25th.
On the 31st comes, the holiday which made the song “Auld Lang Syne” popular, New Year’s Eve.
In between these four are two more celebrated days: Hanukkah, celebrated by the Jewish and Kwanzaa, an African American alternative to Christmas.
Which brings me to this question: What is the best choice of greetings to offer?
Those Christians celebrating Christmas will say Merry Christmas, of course.
But some are torn between Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings, which cover Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day.
If you say Happy Holiday’s, it might be offensive to the Christians, who prefer Merry Christmas.
If you say Merry Christmas, you might be offending the Jews, who prefer Happy Hanukkah.
I think I’ve come up with my own answer.
Since I am in the Merry Christmas category, my greeting will be: “Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season’s Greetings.”
It’s a bit wordy, but I think it makes my point.
By Cheryl W. Glenn
OCC Thank you
I would like to thank all church and individuals who pack a shoe box this year. Even though we fell short of my 3,000 box goal – 2936 children will have a chance to receive a gift for the first time in their lives and to hear the good news that Jesus loves them.
I would also like to thank Bullock Toyota for their generous donation on shipping. On average, only $4.83 is received for a box. I’m proud to say we are able to pay the $7.00 for each box we packed. It not only goes for shipping, it helps pay for the book “The Greatest Journey, each child received, in their own language, packed in their shoe box.
Also, I would like to thank Larry Massey and Jerry McCullouch for the use of their trailers to take the boxes to Columbus.
Relay Center Coordinator
Mary Ann Yates
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